Series: The Stanlislaw Ulam Memorial Lecture Series at the Santa Fe Institute

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Hidden Order: How Adaptation Builds Complexity by John H. Holland1994
Fragile Dominion: Complexity and the Commons by Simon Levin1996

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  1. Discordant Harmonies: A New Ecology for the Twenty-first Century by Daniel B. Botkin (1990)
  2. Emergence: From Chaos To Order by John H. Holland (1998)
  3. At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity by Stuart Kauffman (1995)
  4. Toward a Unified Ecology by Timothy F. H. Allen (1992)
  5. Complexity: Life at the Edge of Chaos by Roger Lewin (1992)
  6. The Computational Beauty of Nature: Computer Explorations of Fractals, Chaos, Complex Systems, and Adaptation by Gary William Flake (1998)
  7. The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Life Works and Why It Matters by Sean B. Carroll (2016)
  8. Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, & the Economic World by Kevin Kelly (1994)
  9. Turtles, Termites, and Traffic Jams: Explorations in Massively Parallel Microworlds by Mitchel Resnick (1994)
  10. Adaptation in Natural and Artificial Systems: An Introductory Analysis with Applications to Biology, Control, and Artificial Intelligence by John H. Holland (1975)
  11. Navigating Social-Ecological Systems: Building Resilience for Complexity and Change by Fikret Berkes (2003)
  12. Complexity : A Guided Tour by Melanie Mitchell (2009)
  13. Signs of Life: How Complexity Pervades Biology by Ricard V. Sole (2000)
  14. Linking Social and Ecological Systems: Management Practices and Social Mechanisms for Building Resilience by Fikret Berkes (1998)
  15. How Nature Works: The Science of Self-Organized Criticality by Per Bak (1996)

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